Thank You America!

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by Rave, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    For 65 years,since 1945, the little town of Pilsen in The Czech Republic has been celebrating every fifth May 6th the Liberation by Gen. George Patton and the 3rd Army.
    Goes to show that some body remembers and appreciates our sacrifices.
    BTW,I believe America has never fought a war and lost,WWII being our last declaired war.
    Mighty good record IMO.:usa2:
     
  2. Ballbearing

    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

    It's nice to know that someone in Europe remembers something nice about the U.S. and the good we've done in the world. It's nice to know there's at least one town not blaming us for all the trouble in the world. I'm not saying we're perfect mind you. But we don't deserve half of the smearing we get or half the blame, other nations have contributed greatly to the trouble pile, but only the U.S. gets slandered and derided for it. Oh, and btw Pilsen, You're welcome.
     

  3. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC!

    Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America's sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic. The town called Pilsen (Plzen)


    Every five years Plzen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. May 6th, 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army.
    Pilsen is the town that every American should visit.

    Because…..they love America and the American Soldier...


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    even 65 years later.......by the thousands
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    the citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you...
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    lining the streets of Pilsen for miles.
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    From large crowds…
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    To quiet reflective moments…
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    Including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.
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    This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded American USAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII. It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.
    At the time this 20 year old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14 year old Czech girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory.
    For 65 straight years , Zdenka, now 79 years old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil'scrash site and memorial near her home.
    On May 4th she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenka's home town of Trhanova, Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.


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    Another chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.
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    American Soldiers, young and old, are the ''Rock Stars'' these children and their parents want autographs from..
    Yes, Rock Stars ! ... As they patiently waited for his autograph, the respect this little Czech boy and his father have for our troops serving today was heartwarming and inspirational.


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    The Brian LaViolette Foundation will established The Scholarship of Honor in tribute to General George S. Patton and the American Soldier, past and present.


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    Each year, a different military hero will be honored in tribute to General Patton's memory and their mission to liberate Europe.
    This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the military or a form of community service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing, a cause greater than self. The student will be from one of the five high schools in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

    The first award will be presented in May 2011 in honor of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20 year old P-47 pilot killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII.


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    Presenting Virgil's award will be someone who knows the true meaning of service and sacrifice... someone who looks a lot like Virgil…
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    Marion Kirkham, Virgil's brother, who himself served during WWII in the United States Army - Air Corps. !!!

    In closing... Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson. George Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we're proud to say, serves on Brian's Foundation board.
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    And it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the social section..
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    Brigadier General Miroslav Zizka - 1st Deputy Chief of Staff - Ministry of Defense - Czech Armed Forces.
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  4. killsnapz

    killsnapz G&G Evangelist

    Yes it is nice to see that some people do not forget why they are free and they do not forget the people who layed down their lives to make it happen.

    I know they also have many memorials in Bastone including a Sheman tank in the town center with the Americans starts painted proudly on the turret and side armor. My Grandfather is one of the men who served under Patton in the 3rd army in the 4th Armored division that broke through to Bastone in Dec of 1944. In doing so the 4th armor division suffered an almost 80 percent casualty rate for the Sherman. A unheard of amount of casuaties by American ground forces during WWII. This was not forgoten by the great people of Bastone and you can see by the amount of memorials around the city dedicated to the American army.

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  5. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    Thanks,it made my day too!:usa2: